Easter traditions from Hungary and the Mediterranean. The festival features heritage listed musical traditions from the Mediterranean along great artists of the Hungarian Dance House movement. Interactive family programmes offer crafts worhshops, a falconry show, Easter themed exhibitions and a taste of Meditarrenean cuisine.
THE PASS GIVES ACCESS TO ALL PROGRAMMES AND CONCERTS ON BOTH DAYS OF PONT FESTIVAL.
FRIDAY’S PROGRAMMES ARE FREE OF CHARGE.
BY PURCHASING A TICKET FOR THE CONCERTS YOU ALSO GET ACCESS TO AFTERNOON PROGRAMMES.
ALL PROGRAMMES ARE FREE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 6.
Pont Festival, a cooperation of Hanveto and Budapest Spring Festival, brings the wonders of the world to Budapest. Through UNESCO’s intangible heritage list the festival presents diversity and tradition. This year’s interactive family programs and concerts focus on how Easter is celebrated in the Mediterranean and Hungary.
Alongside such Hungarian treasures as the Táncház movement and falconry, visitors can get a taste of the rich heritage of the Mediterranean. Easter customs, heritage listed polyphonic choirs and flamenco, traditionbal crafts and cuisine feature in the festival’s colourful programme.
Afternoon programs cater for all ages: kids can paint Easter eggs, try intstruments or make rugs while adults enjoy a flamenco workshop or look at a photo exhibition. The whole family can try Mediterranean delicacies or check out the falconry show. Pont Festival offers interactive fun and immersive cultural experiences for the Easter weekend.
Programmes and concerts of Pont Festival will take place in the Aula and Event Hall of Castle Garden Bazaar.
Constructed between 1875 – 1883, based on neo-renaissance plans by Miklós Ybl, the Castle Garden Bazaar was rejuvenated and extended to host a cultural venue and community centre. State-of-the-art facilities and a gorgeous location host programmes for all ages.
Find Pont Festival workshops and concerts in the Aula and the Event Hall, enjoy the falconry demo in the Neo-renaissance Garden. In line with Pont Festival’s theme, views of the world heritage listed Danube Bank and Castle District serve as backdrop.